Articles tagged China

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Forget clay: these delftware vases are made from human tissue

Eindhoven – Hongjie Yang's Semi-Human Delft Blue vases, made with human cells, were engineered with a process used for cancer research.

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Worn out by lunchtime? This wellness-driven food court in Beijing knows that

Beijing – In aesthetics and menu, Green Option Food Court designed by Ramoprimo caters to wellness-savvy diners in pursuit of a relaxing experience.

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Infinity Mind’s design for a Sichuan restaurant uses folk art in a contemporary way

Hangzhou, China – Infinity Mind used waste from traditional pottery-making and reclaimed construction material to create a bond between old and new at Chuan's Kitchen II.

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In Guiyang, X+ Living designs a bookstore as a boundless cultural cave

Guiyang, China – While designing another Zhongshuge bookstore, Li Xiang of X+ Living was inspired by karst cave landforms.

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What would happen if we had a 13th month? Gentle Monster’s Shanghai store foretells

Shanghai – For their annual campaign, the South Korean eyewear brand created an otherworldly spatial journey through a future society in one of their stores.

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In Shenzhen, this co-working space by X+Living is a professional playground

Shenzhen, China – The playful 800-sq-m Unova Co-Working space reflects the changing priorities of Chinese workers.

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Four learning spaces in China nourish the future of young students – and of an American company

Shenzhen and Suzhou, China – Four new imaginative learning spaces in Shenzhen and Suzhou show Gymboree Play & Music is invested in developing its educational image.

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This Shanghai concept store condenses – or, curates – a city inside to attract young urbanites

Shanghai – Kokaistudios designed a concept store for a men's fashion and lifestyle brand in Shanghai, encapsulating an entire city within 1000 square metres.

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This trendy tea café in China is spatial calligraphy

Zhengzhou, China – Heytea’s new presence in Zhengzhou by Moc Design Office translates Chinese tradition to younger generations.

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Things I’ve learned as a witness to the changing Chinese market

Amsterdam – Shanghai-based designer Li Xiang remembers a time when offline retailers would skimp on design budgets. How did that change so much in barely five years?

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China makes a grand retail entrance into the prestige skincare market

Shanghai – XU Studio makes new Chinese skincare brand Junping stand out from its Asian competitors by targeting women who are already fond of science.  

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Retail’s answer to WeWork introduces a more accessible ownership model

Beijing – Designed by WAA, WeMarket is the second stage of a business strategy developed by AnyShopStyle, promoting up-and-coming designers in China.